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Poster: hippie64 Date: Sep 17, 2009 2:49pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Slow Train Comin

Thanx, this should've got posted on the Happy Constitution Day post that other forumites are posting on.
I think Dylans conversion to chritianity was real and that spirituality is with him still.
a lot of people don't know the difference between religon and spirituality. It took Dylans Slow Train Comin to show me

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Sep 17, 2009 3:08pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Slow Train Comin

" a lot of people don't know the difference between religon and spirituality."

The ones trying to shove it down your throat rather than minding their own business are the religious ones. See? Easy

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Sep 17, 2009 3:59pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Slow Train Comin

Religion is for people who are scared to go to hell. Spirituality is for people who have already been there.
Bonnie Raitt

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Poster: Earl B. Powell Date: Sep 17, 2009 6:45pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Slow Train Comin

This is the primary reason I posted "My Back Pages" the other night. The lyrics suddenly struck me as both religious and spiritual although there's no obvious reference to either. A lot of presuming and posturing can go with most any Dylan song, including this one, so it's probably best to keep my thoughts to myself.

The one thing I was struck by was the continual theme of personal growth and the notion that anywhere along the line you may be fooling yourself into thinking you're flush with wisdom. (and as a cautionary tale, you quickly find that greater wisdom resides in front of you rather than behind.)

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Poster: hippie64 Date: Sep 17, 2009 5:12pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Slow Train Comin

Great quote bluedevil, I can never hear that one enough

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Poster: hippie64 Date: Sep 17, 2009 3:11pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Slow Train Comin

Hit the nail right on the head

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Poster: snori Date: Sep 18, 2009 8:34am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Slow Train Comin

At the time I hoped he was just pretending in order to sell more records rather than genuinely coverted. I'm still not sure.

'they sell everything from toy guns that spark to flesh-coloured Christs that glow in the dark - it's easy to see without looking too far that not much is really sacred.'

Now, that's a lyric !

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Poster: jerrys beard Date: Sep 18, 2009 12:36pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Slow Train Comin

From his album "Saved" - I guess you can make up your own mind regarding the reality of his conversion. Apparently occurred in a Bible study at Larry Norman's house.

If You find it in Your heart, can I be forgiven?
Guess I owe You some kind of apology.
I've escaped death so many times, I know I'm only living
By the saving grace that's over me.

By this time I'd-a thought I would be sleeping
In a pine box for all eternity.
My faith keeps me alive, but I still be weeping
For the saving grace that's over me.

Well, the death of life, then come the resurrection,
Wherever I am welcome is where I'll be.
I put all my confidence in Him, my sole protection
Is the saving grace that's over me.

Well, the devil's shining light, it can be most blinding,
But to search for love, that ain't no more than vanity.
As I look around this world all that I'm finding
Is the saving grace that's over me.

The wicked know no peace and you just can't fake it,
There's only one road and it leads to Calvary.
It gets discouraging at times, but I know I'll make it
By the saving grace that's over me.